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Ian B. v. Ford

Case Type:   Lemon Law / New Car Purchase
Case:   Ian B. v. Ford
Date:   September 29, 2022
Plaintiff Attorney(s):   Anthony T. Ballato, Esq., Massapequa, NY
Defendant Attorney(s):   Erskine Law, Rochester, MI
Facts:   On September 17, 2021, Consumer Ian B. purchased a new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E with an MSRP of $64,440.00. According to the consumer, on June 12, 2022, he was stranded for hours on a freeway after the new vehicle lost all power and then he was locked out with his cell phone and wallet inside the vehicle. Even with the key fob, he couldn’t gain access into the vehicle. After having to break the window to get his phone, he waited longer for a tow truck to arrive and take the new EV to the closest Ford dealer, where it sat for about two weeks. It was then another two months before his local dealer repaired and returned the vehicle with some damages. After his requests to Ford for repurchase and replacement were denied, he retained Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. for help.
Verdict:   The consumer retained Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. of Massapequa, New York to represent him. Mr. Ballato sent a demand letter to the manufacturer demanding that they replace or repurchase the vehicle pursuant to New Car Lemon Law; New York General Business Law Article 11-A, Sections 198-A, Et Seq.; Notice of Revocation of Acceptance and Demand for Rescission Uniform Commercial Code Article 2; Claims Under Manufacturer’s Warranties and Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act; and Demand for All Sales, Financing and Service Documents. After numerous conversations, correspondence and emails with the attorneys for Ford, the manufacturer made an offer to settle the case upon cash refund in the amount of $27,500.00 (increased from prior offer of $20,000), including attorney’s fees. Additionally, consumer was able to retain the repaired and warrantied vehicle.

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